2/15/2020 7:30:00 AM
William "Bill" Joseph Lonie
William ("Bill") Joseph Lonie entered eternal peace on Feb. 8, 2020 at the age of 84. Bill was born on Jan. 4, 1936, in the Bronx, New York, to the late Albert and Mary (Hearn) Lonie, immigrants from England and Ireland. The youngest of eight children, Bill was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. He began his career at a butcher shop in the Bronx at the age of 15 where his love for meat cutting began. He continued working in all areas of the meat industry until retirement in 1999. At that time, he continued to use his talent to process venison for friends and family up until days before his death.
Bill was an active member of the Masonic Lodge. He had a deep interest in the history of the Masons and was involved throughout the years with Rhinelander Lodge No. 242, including service as a Past Master. He served in the Marine Reserves and was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
Bill was a very kind and gentle soul; he had a loving and generous heart. He had many interests, including woodworking, reading, and spending time at the lake property in Delta, Wis., but he especially loved preparing holiday meals and cooking for his family. He created many special recipes which were favorites of his children and grandchildren, notably his spaghetti sauce and eggrolls.
He leaves behind his cherished wife, Doris ("Jean") Lonie and four children, Steven (Tammy) Lindenberg, Michael (Teresa) Lindenberg, William (Paula) Lonie and Suzanne (Mark) Dunco; nine treasured grandchildren, Derek (Chelsey), Stevie, Brody, Zachery, Alec, Alessandra, Frank, Giuliana, and Olivia; four dear step-grandchildren, Jacob, Samantha, Jeremiah and Jordan and six precious great-grandchildren, Saniyah, Parker, Gracie, Nora, Luca and Grace, who all meant the world to him.
He is survived by many special family members and dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 110 Conro Street, Rhinelander, WI. Father Maria Vallabhaneni will officiate.
A Masonic Memorial Service will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge of Rhinelander, 23 E. Davenport.
A luncheon and visitation will follow at the Masonic Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Masonic Lodge of Rhinelander, No. 242 where it will be used to fund local charities.
You may leave your private condolences for the Lonie family at www.carlsonfh.com.
The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Lonie family.
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